The Farr Family

This Is the Blog of the Farr family, Sam and Wendy Farr and their Daughters Nichola and Helen plus their husbands Andy Higby and David Mattock. They all live in the Bath Area. Sam works as a freelance photographer after taking voluntary redundancy from The Bath Chronicle after 20 years, Andy is a freelance Manager for various Charities and David a Computer programmer. David and Helen have our two Granddaughters, Tabitha and Lottie they can be seen at

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Sindy makes toast

This is Tabitha with her new dolls house, which reminded me of this little story about her Mother and Aunt.
We bought our first computer a BBC model B in 1983, unfortunately it was launched with a faulty ROM.
The best magazine at the time was Micro User Magazine (often referred to as Micro Abuser).
They had a contest with the prize of a modem and a years subscription to Micro Net an early BT internet.

You had to suggest a good use for a useless old ROM, at the time Nicky and Helen were keen on Sindy, so a picture of Sindy serving toast from a Microchip Toast Rack was entered.
For the technically minded to modem sent at 75 and received at 1200 baud.
Someone has archived the Micro User and the page of the March 1984 issue is HERE.


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